Applications are accepted twice a year.  Spring applications are accepted in February.  Fall applications are accepted in August.

The Women’s Enterprise Foundation (WEF) supports emerging women business owners within Maricopa County who have a demonstrated business development need or who would benefit from specialized educational training and development opportunities. Our mission is to support and inspire such enterprising women with scholarships and grants that enable them to further their education, leadership skills and opportunities to succeed.

WEF invests in the professional development of emerging women business owners by awarding scholarships for a one-year membership and sponsored attendance at ongoing educational and networking events with:

If you would like to apply for either a scholarship to one of these four esteemed organizations or a grant, please complete the application below and indicate your organization of choice.  Please note that $2,500 is the maximum amount that will be awarded in the form of a grant, to any one company.

Make your application count!

  • Scholarship applicants will be notified by March 4th if they have been selected as a recipient.
  • Grant applicants selected for a 20-minute interview will be notified March 1 and will be interviewed on Thursday, March 7th between 2-5 pm and will be notified by March 11 if they have been selected as a recipient.

For questions on our scholarships or grants please email and put “Scholarships & Grants” in the subject line.

NOTE: The funds that support WEF’s scholarships and grants are raised by board members and supporters of WEF through regular fundraising activities. If you would like to be notified about future events, please e-mail and put “Events” in the subject line.